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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Editors Picks by Staff Editor   
Court Rules There is No Right to Carry a Concealed Weapon

In a sweeping ruling, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there is no Second Amendment right to carry a concealed firearm in public. The broad wording of the decision in Peterson v. Martinez creates a far-reaching national precedent against carrying a loaded handgun outside the home. The case began on a narrow point – a challenge by a Washington State man against Colorado’s law to issue CHL permits (“Concealed Handgun License”) only to state residents. But the …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Betsy Kim  
Federal Court Upholds New York Gun Licensing Law

— Aaron Kase and Larry Bodine also contributed to this story. A New York federal appeals court on Nov. 27 shot down an effort to establish a fundamental right to carry handguns in public, and upheld the state’s handgun licensing law.  Five residents of Westchester, N.Y., and a gun lobby lost their case, which tried to expand Second Amendment handgun rights. Gun industry lobbies like the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation have been suing states and cities …

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Posted 5 years ago in Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Federal Appeals Court Says No Gun Sales Under 21

You can vote at 18 and drink at 21. Now you can add purchasing handguns to the list: a federal appeals court upheld a federal law on Oct. 25 forbidding handgun sales by federally licensed dealers to people under the age of 21. The National Rifle Association and several young adults had sued the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), claiming the law violated their Second Amendment rights to bear arms. But a federal district court in Texas …

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